Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement

The publication of articles in a peer-reviewed Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Journal follows the standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher, and the society. The standards correspond with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  

Universitas Nusa Cendana as the publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

 Publication decisions

The editor of Media Kesehatan Masyarakat is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

  1. The author must uphold the scientific conduct and understand the benefits and risks of published writing
  2. Published articles are free of misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism/auto plagiarism
  3. The author is obliged to include adequate citations in all statements, ideas, data, which are not the results of his/her research
  4. Articles published in the field of science are in accordance with or relevant to public health as the field of science of MKM Journal
  5. Published articles should not cause conflicts with certain parties or potentially unsettle the public
  6. The authors listed in the published articles are genuinely competent and have a meaningful contribution to the writing of the article.
  7. The author does not publish the same article (double manuscript submission) to a journal or other means of publication, simultaneously
  8. Parts or entire published articles should have never been published on other means of publication
  9. The published article is the original result of the author's research, ideas, or thoughts guaranteed by a plagiarism-free statement letter written on the seal by the author
  10. Each author in MKM Journal is required to fill out a statement letter informing that the article has never been published in any journal or conference/seminar. The statement letter can be downloaded at the following link.